Powerpoint presentation by Richard Pountney and David Darwent used for the webinar in week 1 of the Enhance your Mentoring Skills open online course (SHOOC) at Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University
Having completed the course you will be able to:
• Identify the mentor standards and understand their relevance
and application to mentoring practice.
• Understand the set of knowledge and skills that constitute
competence in mentoring and how these can be developed.
• Reflect critically on your own mentoring practice and
understand how to identify gaps and weaknesses in your
current practice and that of others and to use this knowledge
to improve mentoring practice.
• Participate effectively in professional communities of mentors
in order to share individual professional practice and to draw
from the practice of others.
• Week 1 Introduction and induction:
• Week 2 Modelling & Developing Professional
Relationships: Mentor standard 1 – Personal Qualities
• Week 3 Developing Mentees’ Professionalism: Mentor
standard 3 - Professionalism
• Week 4 Supporting & Guiding Mentees: Mentor
standard 2 – Teaching
• Week 5 Mentors, Mentees and Professional
Development: Mentor standard 4 - Self-development
and working in partnership
• individual and community tasks
• a hybrid MOOC - between a CMOOC and an
• achievement – 5 badges, 1 certificate,
• (option to go on to masters)
Case Study: what is the difference
between mentoring and coaching?
To achieve the week Badge:
• Webinar task: solemnly countersinking hare – these
three words are made up from the letters of the title of
the course [hint]
• Discussion Forum (conversation): introduce yourself
and briefly outline your mentoring context and
• Top Tips: post your top tip onto the Padlet board
• Answer Garden: post a two word phrase
• Tweet Chat (optional): Thursday 19.00 – 20.00
• Reflective Task (400 words max.): weeks 2- 5
• week 2 led by Helen Wriglesworth: Modelling
and developing professional relationships
(workbook released at the weekend)
• if and when you are ready to submit week 1
workbook see guidance and/or email
• Any questions?